Chinese University of Hong Kong Research: Severity of COVID-19 Impact Associated with Lack of Face Mask Usage

Chinese University of Hong Kong Research Severity of COVID-19 Impact Associated with Lack of Face Mask Usage

Researchers working out of the Chinese University of Hong Kong recently disclosed findings from an analysis the correlation of public interest in face masks and the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks. Furthermore, face mask usage may be associated with the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic in up to 42 counties. The authors summarize that those regions where populations embraced face masks had milder COVID-19 epidemics as reported to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

In a study titled “COVID-19 and Public Interest in Face Mask Use,” Chinese University of Hong Kong researchers offered their findings for public consumption: that the public interest in face masks may have actually influenced or even affected the severity of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and actually contain the pandemic is of considerable interest to those health authorities and policy makers grappling ongoing with COVID-19 outbreaks.

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